The Patron Saint of Color

Written for:
In 300 years, if you were to be named the patron saint of X,
what would you like X to be?  (places, objects, activities)


Buildings blend in pastel colors,
fountains spray red and blue streams.
Houses of character dot villages in
a myriad of hues, like a distant
Monet. She did this. Encouraged
innovation; discouraged conformity.
Everyone dreams in color now.
So today, we salute the patron saint
of color, St. Purple, the name
she was best known as.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to The Patron Saint of Color

  1. This is fabulous, what a beautiful world you describe- I wish you lived in uk so you could tell me what colour to paint my rooms. I get no sun in my lounge and it is depressingly dull. Saint purple could transform it!


  2. beautiful, I like the idea of a color saint, this resonates


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